"My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Patrick White on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Patrick White on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Patrick White on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Patrick White on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Patrick White on James C. Dobson
"Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays."